Xcode and the Base Mac Mini

silverf1re

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 3, 2011
211
8
Hi all,
Quick question. BB has the base mac mini for 299 after coupons etc. My question is would the base mac mini work well enough for someone wanting to get into iOS development? Id like to learn swift and create an app but 299 is about the top I want to invest into that project. Any higher and I'll just use xamarin. Thanks in advance.
 

saulinpa

macrumors 6502a
Jun 15, 2008
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370
It will work but be slow. The problem is the 4GB memory. Better to get a used 2012 with upgrade to 8 or even 16.
 

silverf1re

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 3, 2011
211
8
thanks, i guess ill keep an eye out for a super cheap 2012. I think people know that they are more valuable for their upgradeablity because they go for as much or more than the 2014
 
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